CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 31, 2019) – The No. 15 Birmingham-Southern baseball team opened its first-ever NCAA Division III College World Series appearance with a 6-1 win over Heidelberg University late Friday night.
BSC jumped on top early and was in command throughout a 6-1 decision over Heidelberg College (Ohio). The Panthers were up 3-0 after two innings as Brian Williams drove in a run with the first of his three hits.
Birmingham-Southern added three runs in the sixth. Cole Steadman also had three hits with three RBIs. John Michael Shirley (7-2) limited Heidelberg to two hits over six innings. Zach Doran singled and scored for the Student Princes (35-14).
With the win, the Panthers set a single-season wins record in the programs Division III era.
BSC (40-13) will take on Johns Hopkins University in the bracket semifinals at 7:45 p.m. CT, Saturday.